Tulips for Easter: DIY Ideas

When the tulips are out, I know Easter is right around the corner.

And since this weekend is Easter, I thought a few quick decor ideas might be fun…

With tulips, of course!

When I saw this…

Source: Lux Interior Design

I was instantly sold. Relaxed, a little different, and easy to do!

You just need to make sure the stem ends are fully submerged in the water, and enough leaves are left to keep the tulip heads out of the water!

If you haven’t got a container to do this… stop, don’t panick.

A tin can will do.

Source: Pinterest

The stems will definitely have to be cut shorter, and that’s not a bad thing if you want to have them displayed on your table. Showy, but not too tall to see over. And don’t you think the cans make the tulips pop?

Or how about this rustic berry tray?

Source: Delish

Chances are a berry tray won’t be on hand, but you can improvise this idea with little containers set onto a tray. For full impact the key is the mirror in behind. It doubles the impact of your display, so if you can place your tray in front of a mirror you’ve got a winner!

Have you heard of a brown bag lunch? Yah, me too.

But I bet a bagged bunch of tulips is something new?

Source: Gather and Nest

If you’re giving the tulips as a hostess gift, just make sure you place them in a plastic bag inside the brown bag. But if you want to do this for your own home, place the tulips in a container of water inside the brown bag so they’ll last longer. They’ll have to stand upright, but will be a nice, casual touch in the room.

For a more involved DIY… and you still have time… why not build this wooden tool box and fill it with tulips in a jar?

Source: Crafty Sisters Blog 

The great thing is you can adjust the size to suit your needs. Click here for the tutorial. I’ve been wanting to plant up a wooden tool box, so this is one I’m tempted to try!

And for those of you who aren’t as keen on tulips as me, here are a few ideas just for you!

Try filling hurricane vases (or any clear vessel) with coloured candy eggs…

Source: Holidaysville – Williams Sonoma

That’s not really new. But to really set your hurricane displays apart, set the eggs on a nest of greenery, too. Do you think the ferns set these apart?

And last…

Source: Delish

Try this quick and easy DIY (tutorial here) for an Easter table of candlelit cheer!

Do you decorate for Easter?

We haven’t done any ‘decorating’ yet, but we do have tulips in a vase, and I’ll be putting a few more things together. On Friday we’re going to paint our Easter eggs. I know it’s a day early, but they’ll keep until Sunday… Did I mention Kaleigh (she’s 17) and her boyfriend (he’s 19) are game? That’s what makes this so much fun! I’m pretty sure they won’t be keen on hunting for eggs, but maybe I bribe them with a chocolate bunny ;-)

Source: Pinterest

You’re only as old as you feel, right?

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Comments

  1. Wow, so many cute ideas!! I love an Easter table more than any other holiday I think. It’s the pale colours that win my heart. I love that little chocolate bunny in the centrepiece.

  2. Happy Easter to you too

  3. You could bribe me with a chocolate bunny…or with a chocolate anything! All such pretty ideas! Happy Easter to you, Sheila!

  4. Very cute ideas Sheila! I’m not a huge chocolate fan, and don’t really decorate too much. As long as there are some beautiful flowers around that’s about as far as it goes:) Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!!

  5. I have to say that this is my favorite time of year. I know that when I see the buds in my garden of the tulips, the warm air isn’t far behind. Have a wonderful long weekend Sheila.

  6. I love that first picture.. I’ve never seen that before but it sure would fix my problem of buying tulips and having them droop in a few hours :) gorgeous post :)

    • I want really want to try that first idea, for the very same reason! Another trick we use is to poke a pin right through the stem close to the base of the flower. You do this right away, as you arrange the tulips in a vase. This keeps them from drooping too much as well. Seems to work, but if you don’t do it right away, then it’s too late…

  7. I had the lumping problem with Rub n Buff too. It took some fiddling, but once I got it smooth it looked really good (also a frame project). Opus in Victoria carries all the colours, but I guess that doesn’t help if you live in Duncan!

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